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    GARTH WILLIAMS (American, 1912-1996)
    The Cricket in Times Square, Up in Flames, page 85 illustration, 1960
    Ink on paper
    13 x 8.75 in.
    Signed lower right

    From the Estate of Garth Williams.

    "'So, I'm just learning,' said Tucker, and threw himself into a wild twirl next to Papa Bellini's pipe. He couldn't see where he was going and he toppled over into the box of kitchen matches. The box flipped over...There were several yellow bursts and the sharp scratch that a match makes when it's lit. Most of them fell far enough away from the wooden walls so they could burn themselves out without danger. But one match, unluckily, struck right next to a pile of that morning's newspapers. The spurt of flames it sent it up lit the frayed edge of the papers and quickly spread over the whole bundle. 'Watch out!' shouted Chester. Harry Cat leaped up to the shelf just in time to keep his tail from being burned."


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